29 May 2011

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Edward Lucie-Smith Curates New British Art Exhibition In Los Angeles

Polemically Small is a monumental show for BritWeek 2011, organised in association with The Future Can Wait and Edward Lucie-Smith. The group show of over 100 works on paper from London and elsewhere in the UK based based on the idea that small, today, is often much better than big, this exhibition will be a […]

26 May 2011

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Leonora Carrington Last Surrealist Dies At 94

First Generation Surrealist Painter Dead Leonora Carrington 6 April 1917 – 25 May 2011 was a British-born Mexican artist, painter, sculptor, writer, alchemist, visionary, and the darling of the 1930s Surrealism movement. Carrington was born during George V’s reign, to Harold Carrington, a textile tycoon, and Mairi Moorhead. They were social climbers and, much to […]

25 May 2011

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Cindy Sherman $3.89m Record Price For Photograph

A record price for a photograph was achieved recently at Christies, New York. Cindy Sherman’s ‘Untitled #96′, part of a series compiling ten unpublished photographs commissioned by Artforum Magazine In 1981 now becomes the most expensive photograph ever sold. Sherman produced the series as a take off on men’s magazine centerfolds formating them as double […]

25 May 2011

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Xenofon Kavvadias ‘The Law is no less conceptual than Fine Art’

Welcome to the ongoing exhibition in Gift 10 VYNER ST! Exhibition dates: May 5th – June 17th   Gift 10 Vyner Street presents a solo exhibition by the prolific artist, Xenofon Kavvadias, fortuitously timed in light of recent world events. Xenofon is interested in exploring the ‘limits of acceptability and the margins of legality’ under […]

25 May 2011

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Russell Hill Wins Catlin Art Prize 2011

Russell Hill has  won the Catlin Art Prize 2011. Hill was born in England in 1988 and is Living and working in London. He attended the Wimbledon College of Art  2007 – 2010 and has a BA in Fine Art, Sculpture. The prize now in its fifth year was awarded at The Tramshed, Shoreditch. The […]

24 May 2011

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Major Bauhaus Exhibition For Barbican 2012

Bauhaus: ‘Art as Life’  26 April 2012 – 12 August 2012  Barbican Art Gallery The Barbican is to hold the biggest Bauhaus exhibition in the UK in over 40 years. It will present the modern world’s most famous art school which was founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar Germany. In spite of its name, and […]

24 May 2011

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Mark Wallinger Designs New Ballet For Sadler’s Wells

Mark Wallinger The 2007 Turner Prize winner is collaborating with internationally acclaimed composer Mark-Anthony Turnage, Olivier Award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor (Random Dance), lighting designer Lucy Carter, and costumer Moritz Junge to create a brand new choreographic work. The piece will be performed in a visual world created by Wallinger and marks the first new work in Sadler’s Wells Composer Series. Turnage’s new score […]

23 May 2011

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Diane Arbus Artist Rooms – New Tate Modern Display

New For Summer 2011 “Focus on photography Tate Modern” The profoundly original work of American photographer Diane Arbus will be exhibited as part of Tate Modern’s, ARTIST ROOMS, a rotating collection,created by the Dealer, Curator and Collector, Anthony d’Offay. The works were acquired by Tate and National Gallery Scotland in February 2008 at a giveaway […]

21 May 2011

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Chinese Government State Ai Weiwei Held For Tax Evasion

The Chinese government has alleged that “Beijing Fake Cultural Development Ltd”, the company founded by the detained artist, Ai Weiwei, has evaded a large amount of tax. This is the reasoning or excuse behind the detention of the artist, a state  media report has revealed. The agency has also charged the company with intentionally destroying […]

20 May 2011

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Ron Arad Installation Activates London’s Roundhouse

The Roundhouse, a North London venue will feature “Curtain Call,” a ring of silicon rods by internationally renowned artist, architect and designer, Ron Arad . The former head of design at the Royal College Of Art has invited his favourite musicians and friends to create unique work for his 360° interactive installation. Arad’s constant experimentation […]

20 May 2011

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Frieze New York And London Fairs Launch for 2012

The Frieze Art Fair, London’s first rate commercial showcase for contemporary art, is to present two new fairs next year, in New York and London. The New York fair will take place at the beginning of May on Randall’s Island, a site in the city’s East River, which is currently used mainly for sporting events […]

20 May 2011

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British Museum shortlisted for £100,000 Art Fund Prize

Art Fund Prize and Clore Award for Museum Learning Announced The British Museum has been shortlisted for this year’s £100,000 Art Fund Prize. The purpose of the prize is to recognise originality and excellence in museums and galleries in the UK.The prize longlist, which was made up of 10 museums and galleries, was announced on […]

20 May 2011

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Tracey Emin Does It At The Hayward Gallery

Tracey Emin is no longer a YBA. At 47 years old she has reached a mid-career juncture. This is a make it or break it time in a successful artists life. Has she done it? This critic says yes! I entered the exhibition ready to dismiss Emin’s work,as a whole, but it still holds water. […]

19 May 2011

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Hepworth Gallery Wakefield Is World Class Landmark

New galleries seem to be launching on a monthly basis in the UK. This unfortunately is the tail end of an art boom which saw government and lottery funding pumped into the provinces for over a decade. It was by far the largest burst of public building activity seen since the 19th century. The Hepworth […]

18 May 2011

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Liam Fox Approves £3bn “Dr Strangelove” Trident Project

Project Green Light As Arts & Universities Pay Price “I am absolutely clear that a minimum nuclear deterrent based on the Trident missile delivery system and continuous at sea deterrent is right for the UK and should be maintained”  – Liam Fox  – The total expected cost for replacing Trident is £20bn Here’s one that […]

18 May 2011

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Art Coma 11

  And I looked in the mirror, and there saw, ‘myself’ Do these words seem familiar? They are said when a child is initiated into Brownies, from about six upwards, you are asked to close your eyes and are turned around twice and then invited to look downwards, where there should be a mirror on […]

17 May 2011

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Tracey Emin’s Mid-Career Crisis The Hayward Gallery

Tracey Emin is a 47-year-old artist who has reached a mid-career crisis.  Speaking at the press view of clearly the most crucial UK exhibition of her career she exuded, “There’s no money, the country is bankrupt so the arts is going to be bottom of the list on everyone’s agenda except that the Tories have […]

16 May 2011

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Ai Weiwei Granted Visit by His Wife

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been granted a visit by his wife and sister. The contact took place over the weekend, it is the first contact with the outside world to take place since his arrest more than 43 days ago. Mr Ai is said to be under investigation for suspected “economic crimes”.The artist’s wife […]

16 May 2011

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The Ressurection of Pop Art ?

  Exciting new artist Lisa Andrews whose new collection – The Brits, consisting of four oil on canvas paintings: Amy, Adele, Lily & Paloma, now available as prints, is being hailed as a huge new talent and leading light in the resurrection of Pop Art.   Pop art developed in the early 1960s. Originally a […]

14 May 2011

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Auguste Rodin, The Kiss Exhibited At Turner Contemporary

Rodin’s The Kiss comes to Margate From 4 October 2011 – 2 September 2012 Auguste Rodin’s The Kiss, 1901-04 a life-size marble sculpture will be installed in the new Sunley Gallery. The sculpture is on loan from the Tate collection and one of the most iconic images of charged sexuality. The Kiss was voted the […]

13 May 2011

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Ai Weiwei London Exhibitions Open

Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist and political activist, has been missing and out of contact with his London gallery (The Lisson Gallery) since he was detained by authorities in Beijing while boarding a flight to Hong Kong on 3rd April. Two weeks ago, his New York installation was set up thanks to his studio assistants. […]

12 May 2011

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Leading Artists Donate Work to Benefit Serpentine Gallery

Sotheby’s has announced that an auction will take place in June to benefit the new building plans at the Serpentine Gallery. It will take place on June 30. The event will offer 46 works donated by leading contemporary artists, some with connections to the gallery. The Serpentine Gallery’s new Sackler Gallery will open in 2012 […]

10 May 2011

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London da Vinci Exhibition Set To Break Records

This autumn The National Gallery in London is set to break all records with a new exhibition of masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci. The gallery will present a landmark exhibition titled “Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan” examining Leonardo’s extraordinary observation, imagination and technique. The Autumn exhibition concentrates on his career as […]

9 May 2011

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Ai Weiwei Controversial London One Man Show

Despite being under house arrest, Ai Weiwei is about to launch the most important gallery exhibition of his career. Problem is he has been detained in China. So who will deliver the exhibition in the ultimate defiant gesture of civil obedience? The studio and supporters of Ai Weiwei are determined to proceed with his planned […]

9 May 2011

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Aung San Suu Kyi’s Brighton Festival Message

This year’s Brighton Festival Guest Director – Aung San Suu Kyi brought her message for peace to the UK. Her dedicated plea for peace in Burma is highlighted by the program which is built around her message ‘use your liberty to promote ours’. This years festival presents a political edge and focus on global issues.  […]

7 May 2011

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Francis Bacon Masterpiece Goes Under The Hammer

Sotheby’s has announced that its forthcoming London Summer Contemporary Art Evening Auction will be led by “Crouching Nude”, an important canvas by the seminal British Artist Francis Bacon. The painting has never been offered at auction before and should realize at least £10 – 15 million . The oil on canvas was created in 1961 […]

7 May 2011

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Brighton Festival 2011 Launches

Three weeks of unrivalled arts celebration 7 – 29 May Brighton and Hove comes alive with a powerful and exciting programme of cultural events in celebration of this year’s Guest Director – Aung San Suu Kyi with her dedicated plea for peace in Burma. She won the Nobel Peace Prize for her passionately fought battle […]

7 May 2011

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Art Basel Group Buys Art Hong Kong Fair

MCH Exhibition Ltd, the Swiss owned Group organizer of Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach  has bought Asian Art Fairs Ltd, the owners of ART HK  the Hong Kong International Art Fair.The MCH Group will now take a majority shareholders stake in AAF Ltd. This sets out a significant move for Art Basel in […]

6 May 2011

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Towner – Launch of Artist Designed Membership Card

Launch of artist designed membership cardwith David Dimbleby & Peter Liversidge Friday 13 May 7–9pm Gin Performanceby Peter Liversidge An exciting opportunity to take part in a performance installation, in which Hendrick’s gin and tonic will be offered in glasses etched by the artist. The installation forms part of a one night solo exhibition of […]

6 May 2011

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Tracey Emin’s Purrrfect Cat Tapestry

A superb wool tapestry by YBA artist Tracey Emin titled “Black Cat”  is the centerpiece of the Craft Council’s “Collect” international art fair for contemporary objects,. The weaving was a collaboration between Turner prize-nominee Emin and the West Dean Tapestry Studio. Who got the cream – Emin stated: “I have always liked tapestries and they […]

6 May 2011

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Frieze Art Fair 2011 Gallery Line Up

The Frieze Art Fair 2011 has reviewed more applications than ever before to exhibit at the autumn event. This year will see a total of 171 exhibitors from 33 countries. The dynamism of galleries from emerging territories such as Asia and South America is balanced by a strong European and American contingent. (The latest Frieze […]

6 May 2011

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New Anish Kapoor Installation For Grand Palais in Paris

British Artist Anish Kapoor (Born in Bombay in 1954) has been invited to exhibit in the monumental space around the Grand Palais in Paris. His work creates a great opportunity for the vast space.  MONUMENTA, in its fourth edition offers 13.500 m2 in the Nave of the large palace. After the success of the first […]